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3 hrs ago | Truthdig

Israeli Soldiers: 'When the Cannons Fire, No Criticism May Be Heard'

Fifty reservists in the Israeli military - the majority of them women - have written an open letter expressing opposition to the institution's discriminatory culture and policies, the current assault on Gaza, and the militarization of their society.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

7 hrs ago | OpEdNews

How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison

Originally posted at PopularResistance.org An interview with Jason Leopold. There are many crimes committed in the pursuit of, or as an accessory to, the crimes of US Foreign Policy.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Camp Delta

10 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

On August 9 in DC: An Evening for a World Beyond War

An Evening for a World Beyond War http://WorldBeyondWar.org Saturday August 9, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Busboys and Poets 5th and K Streets NW Washington, D.C. Speakers: Jeff Bachman , Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and the Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs program at the School of International Service at American University.

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Related Topix: American University, University of Virginia, US News

14 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Spotlights and Solutions for College Rape

Kudos to The New York Times , The Christian Science Monitor and Huffington Post for their continued focus on campus sexual violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Antioch College

18 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

In Europe, A Rise In Anti-Semitic Chants And Attacks

People talk from a window above the Naouri market which was set alight after a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive clashed with police In the suburbs of northern Paris, dozens of masked youth descended the streets of Sarcelles on Sunday , ransacking Jewish-owned businesses, targeting synagogues and setting fire to cars and bins and anything in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, France, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily Kos

Name that House Member

I did a previous thing two years ago where I showed older pictures of existing congressman in their early days and tried to see if they could be recognized.

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Related Topix: US News

Media Matters for America

Food Stamp Program Hits Historic Low For Waste, Fox News Attacks It Anyway

Fox News misleadingly attacked the federal food stamp program for being wasteful and unaccountable despite reports that the program achieved the lowest payment error rate in its history in the most recently available data.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

ThinkProgress

Iowa Governor Accused Of Passing Up $1 Million For New Solar

Iowa recently missed out on a $1 million federal grant to beef up its use of solar power - and State Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, took Gov. Terry Branstad to task over the loss on Monday.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa Government, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Department of Energy, US News

Common Dreams

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

You can't get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

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Related Topix: US News

Juan Cole

Iraq: Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul

Rawan Jinan, a 25-year-old Iraqi Christian, says when she received an order on June 18 to leave Mosul within 24 hours, she could not believe her eyes.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Islam, US News

Juan Cole

U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

The situation in the occupied Gaza Strip is critical for the civilians living there and requires your urgent attention.

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Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

OpEdNews

Detroit's Fight for Water Rights Is Showing How to Battle (and Beat) Austerity

The austerity agenda as it plays out on the ground in American cities is often so relentless in demanding cuts in public services that it is easy to imagine that it cannot be upended.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Activism

ThinkProgress

Federal Judge Overturns Colorado's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore, an Obama appointee, issued a ruling declaring that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

ThinkProgress

21 Protesters Arrested While Attempting To Block The First Tar Sands Mine In America

Twenty-one activists in Utah were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to fences and equipment at a site planned to become the first to mine tar sands in the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada, US News

Common Dreams

Top Medical Journal: Decriminalization of Sex Work Critical to Fight Against AIDS

The decriminalization of sex work is critical to tackling the global AIDS epidemic and protecting the health and human rights of this at-risk population, according to research published Tuesday in top medical journal Lancet .

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Transgender, US News

Truthdig

Gaza War Devastates Israeli Tourism Revenue, Points to Fragile Apartheid Future

A Hamas rocket hit and destroyed a house in Yahoud, a town only a mile from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Tuesday, raising severe alarm in among the international airlines and leading most of them to cancel flights to Tel Aviv.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Common Dreams

'David vs. Goliath Victory': Port Town Votes to Block Tar Sands Export

The community of South Portland, Maine made history Monday night when the city council voted to pass an ordinance that would block Canadian tar sands from being loaded onto tankers and exported from their port.

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Related Topix: South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

Rape is a War Crime, even for the sisters and wives of suicide bombers

"The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Dissident Voice

Telegenically Dead: Israel's Crumbling Media War

Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in , Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the "telegenically dead" to further "their cause."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Jon Snow, US News

Washington Post

Tennessee man charged with threatening to kill Obama, Romney

A Tennessee man who police say threatened to kill President Obama, Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan and other officials was arrested Saturday and is due to appear in court later this week.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Paul Ryan, US News

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